I have stumbled upon a couple of new-to-me names recently that happen to have a color meaning. Color names are in a whole category of their own and can be quite wonderful. I know one family IRL that has four daughters, all of whom have color names! There is just something wonderful, bright, and playful about color names. So of course, I need to explore them more! I will start off by going in rainbow order- ROY. G. BIV, and then tack some additional colors on the end (black and white for sure! We will see what else gets left out...)
So, first up is red!
Let me first admit that the sex identification of these are totally of my making...
Shades of red:
Other names that have red in the meaning: Clancy, Harkin, Jasper, Radcliff, Leroux, Phoenix Redley, Rogan, Rowan, Roy, Rufus, Ruston, Shani, Sorrell
My favorite name on this list is Vermillion. I love that it has elements of other masculine names like Vernon and Maximilian, but is unique. I also love Rufous, so close to Rufus but just a tad different.
Shades of red:
Other names that have red in the meaning: Begonia, Cinnabar, Phoenix, Rowan, Rufina, Suri, Ula]
So many great options! Carmine is a "real" name with meaning of "garden orchard", but I might like this meaning more. Cerise is soft and flowing, and is again a "real" name, it is the French word for Cherry (and really that is the color it is as well). Claret is a different take on the "real" name "Clarette", it is a French version of Clare.